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May 5, 2011

Dear Colleague,

Happy National Nurses Week! In honor of this year's theme, Nurses Trusted to Care, I've pulled together some articles which help demonstrate why we've developed a reputation as the most trusted profession.

In the March issue of the American Journal of Nursing, two nurses report on their original research about intimate touch. The goal of this research? “To gain information from the public that could help nurses, both male and female, in providing care in a way that communicates professionalism and respect."

In "Improving Practice Through Reflection" from Nursing2011, the authors share a method to help us grow and learn from difficult situations or ethical dilemmas. The goal? “To analyze experiences and gain insights that can have a positive impact on future interactions with your patients and colleagues."

Take some time to read these articles and the others in More Resources. We are the most trusted profession because we care. Our goal is positive patient outcomes and experiences. This is evident in our everyday practice, no matter the patient population or setting. Have a great week everyone!

Original Research: 'How Should I Touch You?': A Qualitative Study of Attitudes on Intimate Touch in Nursing Care CE

Improving Practice Through Reflection

Trust: The Sublime Duty in Health Care Leadership

Rapid Response Teams Seen Through the Eyes of the Nurse CE

Improving Patient Outcomes Through Multidisciplinary Rounds

The Role of the Non-ICU Staff Nurse on a Medical Emergency Team: Perceptions and UnderstandingCE




Lisa Bonsall, MSN, RN, CRNP
Clinical Edito
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Explore this article which reports on the relevant literature on bullying among health care workers. Common scenarios and a framework for changing workplace environments are described in Bullying Among Nurses.
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Parkinson's disease affects 7 to 10 million people worldwide. Read this ethnographic study which explores the illness experience of 14 participants living with the disease. Don't miss Weathering the Storm: Living With Parkinson's Disease.
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From hand hygiene to safety devices and bundles, Your Role in Infection Prevention is a big one! Learn more about strategies you need for positive patient outcomes.
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Learn what social media is, how it works, and how to get started. Be sure to explore iNurse: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, Oh My!
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Have you read the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) most recent report, "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health?" Discover what it means by reading Transforming Education, from Nursing Management's five-part editorial series examining the recommendations.
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What is the HITECH Act and what does it mean for hospitals and healthcare practices that receive Medicare and Medicaid payments? Find out by reading Tech Talk: Going HITECH with Electronic Health Records.
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  • The FDA has approved Duexis (ibuprofen 800 mg/famotidine 26.6 mg) tablets for the relief of the signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and to decrease the risk of developing upper GI ulcers.
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